Angelina College: Narrative Description

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PO Box 1768
Lufkin, TX 75902-1768
Tel: (409)639-1301
Admissions: (936)633-5201
Fax: (409)639-4299
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, diplomas, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1968. Setting: 140-acre small town campus. Endowment: $2.6 million. Total enrollment: 4,976. 6% from top 10% of their high school class, 20% from top quarter, 40% from top half. Students come from 15 states and territories, 2% from out-of-state, 33% 25 or older, 1% live on campus. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Off campus study. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission. Required: high school transcript. Placement: ACT COMPASS, THEA required. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: local fraternities, local sororities; 6% of eligible men and 8% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Students in Free Enterprise, Phi Theta Kappa, Student Nurses Association, Rodeo Club. Major annual events: Red Ribbon Week, Smokeout, School Spring Picnic. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour patrols. Option: coed housing available. Angelina College Library with 37,000 books, 270 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $295,174. 200 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Population 33,000. Lufkin derives most of its income from the lumber and paper-making industries, two iron foundries and one chromium corporation. This urban community is headquarters for four national forests. The climate is temperate and mild. Lufkin is served by three railroad lines, airlines, and U.S. Routes 59 and 69. The community has a public library, 20 churches, three hospitals, and many civic, fraternal, and veteran's organizations. Part-time employment opportunities are unlimited. Local recreation includes theatres, hunting, fishing, boating, nearby Rayburn Lake, baseball, and swimming pools.

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